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Bois Chavanon

Catalpa speciosa

Also known as

Northern Catalpa, Western Catalpa, Catawba, Cigar Tree, Early Flowering Catalpa, Hardy Catalpa, Indian Cigar, Shawnee Wood, Catalpa, Bean tree

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

12m

15m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Bois Chavanon Overview

This is a tall upright rounded spreading hardy tree. It is grown for its foliage and flowers. In mid summer it will bear clusters of tubular, white frilled flowers that have purplish-veining inside. They will bear long thin seed pods which lose their skins when the leaves fall.

How to propagate Bois Chavanon

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

The cultivars by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Budding

Budding in late summer.

Other uses of Bois Chavanon

Foliage, shade, fragrance, specimen, timber.